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Hodges: Minneapolis police body camera policy must change – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Friday, July 21, 2017

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said Thursday that the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond should not have happened — and that the lack of body camera footage from the incident is “unacceptable.” “We have put too much time, money and effort into [body cameras] to have them fail us when we needed them most,” Hodges said in a blog post Thursday afternoon. “That cannot happen again.” Both Hodges and Council…

Petcube Bites treat camera lets you monitor and reward your pet … – TechCrunch

Friday, July 21, 2017

Petcube’s existing pet camera is basically an advanced video camera and voice intercom, but the new Petcube Bites is also a treat flinging machine that gives you more ways to interact with your pet while you’re not at home. The Petcube Bites has a reservoir that can hold up to two pounds of treats for either dogs or cats – and it can fling those treats at different ranges, extending…

Body camera video allegedly shows Baltimore cop planting evidence – CNN

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Body Camera Video In Minneapolis Dog Shooting Released – CBS Minnesota / WCCO

Friday, July 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We’re getting a new perspective tonight of the moment a Minneapolis police officer shot two family pets in a homeowner’s backyard. The body camera video shows the officer’s point of view while responding to a burglary alarm on July 8. It happened at 38th and Queen Avenue north. Despite the camera footage, the dogs’ owners still have questions for police about how the shooting unfolded. Video from a…

Reality show camera crew robbed at gunpoint in Oakland | Fox News – Fox News

Friday, July 21, 2017

Four people from a reality show camera team were robbed at gunpoint in downtown Oakland, Calif., Monday night, authorities said. The robbers reportedly got away with $50,000 worth of goods and equipment, according to the East Bay Times. Chris Burns, 37, director of AwesomenessTV’s “This Is Summer,” told the East Bay Times that he and his crew were robbed at gunpoint. He told the newspaper the experience…

Petcube Bites treat camera lets you monitor and reward your pet from afar – TechCrunch

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Petcube’s existing pet camera is basically an advanced video camera and voice intercom, but the new Petcube Bites is also a treat flinging machine that gives you more ways to interact with your pet while you’re not at home. The Petcube Bites has a reservoir that can hold up to two pounds of treats for either dogs or cats – and it can fling those treats at different ranges, extending…

Body Camera Video Allegedly Shows Baltimore Police ‘Plant’ Drugs – NBCNews.com

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Body camera video produced Wednesday appears to show a Baltimore police officer plant drugs in late January, an act that later resulted in a criminal arrest. The 90-second Baltimore police body camera video, which was made public by the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, belongs to Officer Richard Pinheiro, who appears to hide and later “find” drugs among trash strewn on a plot next to a Baltimore residence. Two…

A reporter broke White House rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It was only a matter of time. At every White House news briefing since June 29 — and many before, too — President Trump’s spokesmen have ordered a room full of smartphone-toting journalists not to film the session or even broadcast live audio. On Wednesday, one reporter defied the White House by streaming live sound of the briefing online. Ksenija Pavlovic, a former political science teaching fellow at Yale who founded a news…

Camera crew robbed at gunpoint while filming reality show – New York Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. — Four members of a reality show camera crew were robbed in Oakland by thieves who put guns to their heads and took $50,000 in equipment. The head of the crew, 37-year-old Chris Burns, tells the East Bay Time Wednesday that he and three women were filming the show “This is Summer,” for AwesomenessTV that follows 17-year-olds growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were wrapping…

Speed-camera tickets doubled last year in DC, new data show – Washington Post

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The District issued almost a million speed-camera tickets last year, according to data released Wednesday, cementing the city’s regional reputation as a “speed trap” for residents and visiting motorists alike. The number of tickets — which led to $99.2 million in revenue for the city — was nearly double that issued the previous year, according to AAA’s Mid-Atlantic chapter, which obtained the figures through a public-records request to the District’s Department…

Body Camera Video Allegedly Shows Baltimore Police ‘Plant’ Drugs – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Body camera video produced Wednesday appears to show a Baltimore police officer plant drugs in late January, an act that later resulted in a criminal arrest. The 90-second Baltimore police body camera video, which was made public by the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, belongs to Officer Richard Pinheiro, who appears to hide and later “find” drugs among trash strewn on a plot next to a Baltimore residence. Two…

After Minneapolis Police Shooting, Many Ask: Why Wasn’t Body Camera On? – New York Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

State investigators have said that a camera on the squad car was also not turned on, and that the officers’ body cameras were not activated until after the shooting. A lawyer for Officer Noor did not return an email seeking comment. “Why don’t we have footage from body cameras?” Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, said at a news conference Tuesday evening, visibly frustrated. “Why were they not activated? We…

A Venmo scammer has stolen $25000 in expensive camera gear in LA – The Verge

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The staggered payouts were the first clue something was wrong. Rasa was selling his camera — a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K, priced down to $4,300 — and had found a buyer on Facebook Marketplace. The buyer said his name was Andy Mai, and wanted to pay with Venmo. Rasa, who asked not to reveal his last name, thought the payment method was strange, but not a deal-breaker. When the money…

How to Make Camera Case Dividers for Less Than $13 – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I’m as interested in an “easy life” as much as the next person, so if somebody else has already done the hard work of making a product for me, and I can purchase it for a reasonable price, I’m all over it. After all why make life hard for yourself if you don’t have too. Unfortunately there are times when you literally can’t purchase what you need and the only…

After Minneapolis Police Shooting, Many Ask: Why Wasn’t Body Camera On? – New York Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

State investigators have said that a camera on the squad car was also not turned on, and that the officers’ body cameras were not activated until after the shooting. A lawyer for Officer Noor did not return an email seeking comment. “Why don’t we have footage from body cameras?” Betsy Hodges, the mayor of Minneapolis, said at a news conference Tuesday evening, visibly frustrated. “Why were they not activated? We…

How to follow the White House’s off-camera media briefings like a pro – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer briefed reporters with cameras turned off Monday. The White House has not held an on-camera briefing since June 29. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In the good old days, political junkies (and people looking for a sneak peek at the next episode of “Saturday Night Live”) could catch White House media briefings on any cable news station almost every weekday afternoon. Alas, off-camera question-and-answer sessions are…

Yet again, Monday’s White House briefing was off-camera – The Boston Globe

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NEW YORK — Cameras remained off Monday at the White House press briefing on orders of the Trump administration, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features on the same day that ABC announced new digital programming tied to it. The last on-camera White House briefing was on June 29. Advertisement Following rules set by the White House, news networks only began airing press secretary Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session after…

Yet again, today’s White House briefing was off-camera – The Boston Globe

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NEW YORK — Cameras remained off Monday at the White House press briefing on orders of the Trump administration, sidelining one of daytime television’s most popular features on the same day that ABC announced new digital programming tied to it. The last on-camera White House briefing was on June 29. Advertisement Following rules set by the White House, news networks only began airing press secretary Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session after…

Japan’s space camera drone on the ISS is a floating ball of cuteness – The Verge

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Japan’s space agency has for the first time released photos and videos taken on the International Space Station by its resident robot drone, which can be remote-controlled from Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) says footage taken by the Internal Ball Camera (or Int-Ball) can be checked in real time by flight controllers and researchers on the ground and then fed back to the onboard crew. The Int-Ball was…